If you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, it is crucial to seek professional medical attention immediately. Ignoring arm pain can lead to permanent disability or loss of limb. For further details, please call us today or schedule an appointment online. Our convenient locations in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg FL are available to serve you.REQUEST A NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENT
Do you have persistent arm pain? Check out the common diagnoses that are associated with arm pain and the treatments we offer to relieve your discomfort. Our healthcare providers will develop a customized treatment plan that suits your individual needs.
- Disc Degeneration and Disc Spondylosis
- Spinal Canal Stenosis
- Foraminal Stenosis
- Disc Herniation
- Persistent Post Spine Surgery Pain
- RSD, CRPS
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
- Stellate Ganglion Block
- Tendon Sheath Injections
- PRP Injections
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Peripheral Nerve Blocks
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
- Intra Joint, Intra-Articular Injections
- Physical Therapy
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An arm pain treatment specialist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and medical conditions that affect the arm and shoulder. With extensive knowledge of the anatomy and mechanics of the arm and shoulder, they offer a range of physical and non-invasive treatments that target the root cause of arm pain for lasting relief. These specialists are dedicated to improving arm function and promoting overall limb health, making them the go-to professionals for arm pain treatment.
What are the common causes of arm pain?
Arm pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Angina (reduced blood flow to the heart)
- Brachial plexus injury
- Broken arm
- Broken wrist
- Bursitis (joint inflammation)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cervical disk herniation
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Dislocated elbow
- Heart attack
- Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
- Rotator cuff injury
- Tennis elbow
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Ulnar nerve entrapment
These are just some of the possible causes of arm pain, and it is important to seek medical attention to determine the underlying cause of your specific symptoms.
What are the available treatments for arm pain?
Effective treatments for arm pain include:
At-Home Treatments, such as:
Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation: Commonly known as RICE therapy, this is the first-line treatment for almost all acute injuries. Resting the area prevents unnecessary strain or re-injury; applying ice reduces swelling and relieves pain; compression further reduces swelling and is often applied for several hours at a time, and elevating the injured area above the heart also works to minimize swelling and pain.
Over-The-Counter Pain-Relievers: Pain medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are available at pharmacies and drug stores and can help reduce mild cases of pain; they also work to reduce inflammation.
Medical Treatments, such as:
Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments for all types of pain, including arm pain. This therapy focuses on strengthening exercises to rebuild muscle as well as stretches to improve range of motion and mobility.
Cortisone Injections: Cortisone injections are a popular pain treatment and can provide instant relief in some cases. They typically include a steroid that works to relieve pain and reduce inflammation and can be effective for several months.
It is important to consult with a medical professional to determine the best course of treatment for your specific situation.
How do I know if my arm pain is serious?
There are various signs and symptoms that may indicate that your arm pain is serious and requires professional medical attention, such as:
- At-home treatments do not provide relief
- Pain persists even when not using the arm
- The type of pain changes from achy to sharp
- Pain returns when resuming activities
- There is swelling or a lump on the arm
- There is an obvious deformity of the arm, shoulder, or elbow
- The bone is visible through the skin
- There is a serious cut or gaping wound
- Signs of an infected wound, such as redness, discharge, increasing pain, or fever
- Loss of sensation in the arm or hand
- Severe pain in the arm
- Severe swelling
- Difficulty moving or turning the arm
- Difficulty moving fingers or hand
- Loss of pulse, limb coolness, or discoloration
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek professional medical attention. Come to Ramos Center to receive the care you need for long-term relief. Call us today to book an appointment with our arm pain treatment specialist, or visit one of our convenient Florida locations. We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Palmetto FL, Laurel FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Cortez FL, Memphis FL, Port Charlotte FL, and Dunedin FL.